The perils, privileges and pleasures of seeking right from wrong: Reflecting upon student perspectives of social processes, value systems, agency and the becoming of identity in the dance technique classroom

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This essay reflects a pedagogical qualitative action research study conducted in my university contemporary technique courses that explored constructivist, emancipatory, and transformative learning perspectives. The study offered me the opportunity to critically reflect upon my teaching practices and values in light of student perceptions of social processes at play within my classroom and how these related to understandings gained, values students practiced inside and outside of the classroom, and identity construction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)109-129
Number of pages21
JournalResearch in Dance Education
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2010



  • constructivist learning theory
  • dance pedagogy
  • dance technique study
  • emancipatory approaches
  • identity construction
  • transformative learning perspectives

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts
  • Education

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